Masi Magam (Masi Makam or Masi Maham) is the major festival celebrated during Masi Masam (Febraury – March) in Tamil Nadu. In 2016, Masi Magam date is February 22.
Masi Magam is celebrated on Magam Nakshatra day in Masi month. The festival generally falls on Pournami or Full Moon day. Masi month is the favorite month for Lord Shiva and Pitru Devatas or dead ancestors.
Millions of devotees visit the temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Muruga, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Durga on Masi Makam day and perform special pujas to please the deities. Special pujas and Abhisheka are held in Kumbakonam Natarajar temple, Palani Murugan temple, Tiruchendur Subramanya swamy temple, and many other temples all around Tamil Nadu.
Panchang, Masi Magam – 22 February 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:58 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:22
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)18:11 Chandrastama (Moonset)00:00
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Purnima – 23:49
Nakshatra Magha – Full Night
Yoga Atiganda – 25:44*
Karana Bava – 23:49
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Maagha
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 08:24 – 09:49
Gulika Kalam: 14:06 – 15:31
Yama Gandam: 11:15 – 12:40
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kumbha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha
Amrita Kalam 28:47* – 30:30*
Abhijit: 12:17 – 13:03
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 18:25 – 20:09
Durmuhurthams: 15:20 – 16:05
In 2015, Masi Magam date was March 4.
In 2014, Masi Magam date was February 15.
In 2013, Masi Magam date was February 25.
In 2012, on Masi Magam day, Holi is celebrated in other parts of India. Kaman Pandigai is other name for Holi in Tamil Nadu. Masi Makam 2011 date was February 18.
Masi Magam 2012 date was March 7, 2012.